2232 Wilborn Avenue
South Boston, VA 24592
     
    Southern Gastroenterology Associates     434.572.8196

Procedures / Services

At Southern Gastroenterology Associates we offer the following interventional procedures, performed by our board certified physicians. These are performed on an outpatient basis with the assistance of our trained staff. Please click on the PDF link for more information on each procedure:

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopies allow your doctor examine your large intestine or colon for abnormalities such as polyps and colon cancer by inserting a thin, flexible tube into your anus and advancing it into the rectum and colon.
Download our PDF for more information on colonoscopies.

Endoscopy

Endoscopies allow your doctor to examine the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, such as the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, using a thin, flexible tube.  This procedure is useful for the evaluation of upper abdominal pain, persistent acid reflux, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing or bleeding.
Download our PDF for more information on endoscopies.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible Sigmoidoscopies allow your doctor to evaluate the rectum and the lower portion of the colon by inserting a flexible tube into the anus.
Download our PDF for more information on flexible sigmoidoscopies.

Capsule Endoscopy

This procedure allows your doctor to examine the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which would not be accessible with a traditional endoscopy or colonoscopy.  The patient ingests a small, pill sized video camera that takes a picture recording of the small intestine as it passes through.
Download our PDF for more information on capsule endoscopies.

You can find more information online at the American Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Visit their website at: http://www.asge.com/index.aspx

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